Scenic Drone Flying Places in Singapore ( and outside any no fly zones )

( We are short of “drones-flying kaki”, looking for “drone kaki”. We only have few persons and if you want to fly drones together during weekends, please send an eMail to: jxd512dw@gmail.com , Many Thanks! )
we are small group of drone flyers here:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/851391965424914

Tools/Resources used in this video
Map Info:
– flywhere.sg
Music:
– https://www.bensound.com
– Music titles- Little Idea, Cute, Buddy, Dreams
Video Trim:
– Video Cutter & Compressor, Win10
Video editing:
– Microsoft Movie maker
Drone Used:
– Mavic 2 Zoom, Spark

Disclaimer:
Information inside this video might not be accurate. Please always check flywhere.sg website, CAAS website, NPB website, and make sure at your destination is without “No-Flying” signs, before flying your drones.

List of scenic drone flying places in Singapore ( and outside any no fly zones )
West Coast Park,
Bishan-AMK Park,
PangSua Pond,
Marina Barrage,
Kallang Riverside Park,
East Coast Park,
Tanjong Rhu,
Marina South,
S’pore Flyer,
Woodlands Jetty,
Pandan Reservoir

We have very few drone flying places in Singapore. The airports’ no-fly-zones took up more than half of the Singapore Island. And for remaining half of the land area, half of it as no-fly-zones for industrial/military/nature-reserves reasons. So you left with may be about 25% of land area where drones allowed but most of these area are dense residential area not suitable for drone flying.

For recreational purpose, checks needed to ensure you are not violating any no-fly-zones or drone laws in Singapore.
1) In general, max altitude of 60m, Register your drone with CAAS if it is more than 250g weight, Pilot has to be at least 16 year old. Max drone weight less than 7kg
https://www.caas.gov.sg/public-passengers/unmanned-aircraft-systems

2) Check and make sure your flying location is not inside any CAAS no-fly-zones
https://www.caas.gov.sg/public-passengers/unmanned-aircraft-systems/area-limits
(it seems like they have removed the old map there)

3) Check and make sure there is no shutdown of some air-space by CAAS during that date you are flying your drone. CAAS normally shutdown the air space during and around Singapore National Day/rehearsal, Formula 1/rehearsal, airshow/conference events at Marina Bay and other air events.
https://www.caas.gov.sg/about-caas/newsroom

4) Check with National-Park-Board’s website that flying drone at that park is allowed.
https://www.nparks.gov.sg/gardens-parks-and-nature/dos-and-donts/parks-with-no-flying-signs

5) All-In-One websites ( OneMap, Flywhere, garuda.io )
These websites provide more detail boundaries of no-fly-zone. Official government website OneMap is still not that ready as on 31 Dec 2019.
https://www.onemap.sg/main/v2/dronequery
flywhere.sg
https://plex.garuda.io/map

Important: Drones Law offenders will face fines of up to S$50,000 – S$100,000
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/drones-tougher-penalties-offences-compulsory-registration-mot-12061508

General Guideline for safe and responsible drone flying in Singapore, by CAAS
https://www.caas.gov.sg/public-passengers/unmanned-aircraft-systems

Disclaimer: This is just some general guideline. The information provided here might not be accurate or might not be up to date. I’m just an individual person flying drone for recreational purpose.

18 Comments

  1. Island Anglers TV on May 28, 2021 at 3:01 am

    Great video!

  2. Alwyn Huo on May 28, 2021 at 3:01 am

    Storing away the drone for months since idiots flew everywhere and anywhere creating problems and complaints … nowadays all those permits by CAAS is crazy… most likely due to incompetency of the dept of less think more talking standards…

  3. Richart Asia on May 28, 2021 at 3:03 am

    Thanks nice vids I want to fly at ECP zone B seems ok there right?

  4. Bernard Lim on May 28, 2021 at 3:08 am

    which weekends u guys fly?

  5. SuperNovaSpidey on May 28, 2021 at 3:08 am

    Appreciate you making this video bro. Been looking high and low for places to fly a drone in singapore and theres not much information i found elsewhere(or i was jst not searching hard enough hahah). Anyways good stuff! πŸ€™

  6. JUZRAS on May 28, 2021 at 3:19 am

    Trying my best to do it the cinematic way☺️

    https://youtu.be/ax_KmZP44Dg

  7. Derrick Wong on May 28, 2021 at 3:19 am

    Hi πŸ‘‹ Tks for sharing this video.

    Now I got more place to go fly my Mavic Air.

    Will plan to joint u guy sometime.

    Just purchased the registered label online waiting for SingPost to send the label.

  8. KH L on May 28, 2021 at 3:20 am

    I am usually only free on some saturdays. When do u normally fly? Would like to join you guys when I can. I’m flying the Mavic air.

  9. cookingdrums on May 28, 2021 at 3:31 am

    is there anyway the govt will know if you’re flying your dji mavic mini within the no fly zones or flying your drone higher than 60m?

  10. Raghavendra GK on May 28, 2021 at 3:38 am

    Can fly at ECP Zone E ?
    I want to video same place where u took at ecp using Dj drone.

  11. Amelia Lee on May 28, 2021 at 3:39 am

    very good video!!!! I am thinking of buying a magic mini but wondering whr I can shoot in Singapore cos everywhere is nfz

  12. RuTH Loong on May 28, 2021 at 3:42 am

    Thanks for this informative video. It is very helpful 😊

  13. Ben Chua on May 28, 2021 at 3:42 am

    I thought the height limit in Singapore is only 60 metres?

  14. Loi Christopher on May 28, 2021 at 3:45 am

    Thanks for the nice info. Now I have more choices to fly πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

  15. D.S Tamil Craft on May 28, 2021 at 3:47 am

    Thank you

  16. Budiman Aziz on May 28, 2021 at 3:55 am

    Hi sorry to ask if the drone weight 1.4kg must i register?

  17. Mr Buuuto on May 28, 2021 at 3:56 am

    Tried flying outside marina barrage once. Security guards came out bugging the fck out of me when I’m nowhere near the no fly zones.

  18. MengHui Tay on May 28, 2021 at 4:01 am

    Some questions you might want to ask, and answers ( as far as i know )

    1) Where can I find information of no-fly-zones in S’pore
    Ans:
    flywhere.sg
    https://plex.garuda.io/map
    https://www.onemap.sg/main/v2/dronequery
    https://www.caas.gov.sg/
    https://www.nparks.gov.sg/gardens-parks-and-nature/dos-and-donts/parks-with-no-flying-signs

    2) Can I fly at the sea near Labrador Park?
    Ans: Labrador Park is not under CAAS no-fly-zones but this park is under "no-flying" by NPB and likely you will not be able find a drone launching location there.

    3) Can I fly at Sentosa?
    Ans: Sentosa, I do not know. Sentosa is not under CAAS no-fly-zones, but it is private property and you need to check with Sentosa Development Corporation if they allow you. The whole cable car area is no-fly-zone.

    4) Can I fly at south of Jurong Lake, near former Tang Dynasty site?
    Ans: The last time i went there, could not find any "no-flying" sign at the park. But the is a "no-flying" sign at the swimming pool building. I do not know if the sign means the pool/building only or for whole park, and i did not fly there. Anyway, Tengah Airport is extending southwards and likely this place will be CAAS no-fly-zone soon.

    5) Can I fly at Telok Blangah Hill Park, Mount Faber Park?
    Ans: Those 2 parks are higher than 60m (above mean sea level).

    6) Can I fly at MacRitchie Reservoir, Botanic Gardens?
    Ans: Although those are not under CAAS NFZ, NPB does not allow you to fly there.
    https://www.nparks.gov.sg/gardens-parks-and-nature/dos-and-donts/parks-with-no-flying-signs

    7) Can I fly at north of Kranji Dam, out the sea?
    Ans: That place is not under CAAS NFZ, You should be able to fly at the sea there if you could find a place outside NPB park to launch your drone. But note that this is crocodile infested water. Do take some own precaution or own safety consideration when flying drone. Another place to watch out is avoid flying drones outside F1 pit when they are putting up or removing the F1 grandstand.

    8) What are the other possible places in S’pore?
    Ans: St Johns Island, Toa Payoh Town Park. Please check and make sure no restriction first.

    9) Do I need to register my drone in Singapore?
    Ans: For all drone 250g or above, you need to register it with CAAS.
    https://www.caas.gov.sg/public-passengers/unmanned-aircraft-systems/ua-registration

    10) Do I need a drone pilot license or drone insurance in Singapore?
    Ans: At the moment, I do not know of any license needed if your drone is less than 7kg. But please keep checking CAAS website as they have been changing that weight from 10+kg to 1.5kg, and now back to 7kg. I do not know of any drone insurance required. At the moment it is also difficult to buy drone insurance. Ntuc-Income sells PMD/Bike insurance but not drone insurance.

    11) Can foreigner tourists register a drone in S’pore?
    Ans: It is still possible for tourists to register a drone under the UAPass
    https://www.caas.gov.sg/public-passengers/unmanned-aircraft-systems/ua-registration

    12) What would be a good drone for tourists to fly in S’pore?
    Ans: I think Mavic Mini would be good. Less than 250g and do not need drone registration. And the drone has geofencing to prevent drones from flying near sensitive locations such like airports. But do not simply rely on DJI geofencing as their boundary is like only 4km from airport, not the 5km required.

    13) Do drones like Hubsan, Skydio, Fimi, Bebop have all the geofencing and NFZ database?
    Ans: Sorry, I have no idea.

    14) What is the wifi power limit/regulation in S’pore?
    Ans: 100mW for 2.4GHz. Not so sure about 5.8GHz. It should be similar to CE standard. DJI-Go4/DJI-Fly sets the Mavic Air, Mavic Mini, Spark drones to about 100mW for 2.4GHz, and 25mW for 5.8GHz. So, if you are flying Mavic Air, Mavic Mini, or Spark drone, you will have a much shorter range than flying inside a FCC region like USA.

    15) What is the battery size that can be hand carried onto a passenger aircraft?
    Ans:
    https://www.caas.gov.sg/public-passengers/before-your-flight/pack-it-right-for-your-flight
    It says batteries less than 100Wh allowed (Mavic 2 battery is 59Wh) and 2 spare batteries. You need to pack properly and hand carry. Remember to discharge your drone batteries fully before boarding the plane.

    16) How to contact you?
    Ans: Youtube had removed private message function. Please email to jxd512dw@gmail.com, and please note that I’m an individual person flying drone for recreational purpose. I might not be able to help you with more complex questions.

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